Dandelions don’t tell no lies. – Mick Jagger
Nor does focus or the lack thereof!
May found me challenged with my focus. I learned that my focus was very much a routine-based focus. A change to that routine (i.e. vacation) and my focus was like a blown dandelion – at the whim of the winds that were blowing.
It was not a very good feeling. But, with all things – faltering causes learning and understanding, and simply put, sometimes it is okay to be unfocused!
It was not the best feeling, I admit – but it has made me appreciate all that I have learned and all that I have worked through since I began this journey way back in January.
Just like dandelion seeds, which sprout quickly, I found that getting back to feeling focused was far easier than I imagined, and I learned that it is okay to be unfocused occasionally too.
And then at the end of last week, a wonderful surprise arrived – a beautiful visual reminder of my word. Thank you so much, Honoré! You can see that it helped me focus on what was important yesterday!
Honoré has been busy (and thoughtful and generous)! I think it’s okay to be unfocused on vacation (perhaps even a good thing), but congratulations on learning how to re-focus when you need to. I love that dandelion photo (and the connections you drew to focus)!
I agree with Bonny — the whole point of vacation is to take a break from the usual focus! As you’ve so astutely concluded, the learning is how easy you’re able to refocus and get back on track.
How wonderful that Honoré sent you a visual reminder of your word! Vacation and disruption of routines go hand in hand but I think it’s okay. Plus, it gives you more incentive to get back in the groove with your word.
What a thoughtful and lovely gift! Love your dandelion photo too. I think that sometimes a break from routine can enable someone to return with renewed “focus!” Wishing you a lovely week Kat.
Vacations are disruptive . . . but also wonderful. I think wonderful wins out! XO
Vacation disruptions are important too! Glad you’re getting back on track.
What a lovely ‘focus’ to focus on! I love how when I am purposeful I can get so much done and feel so happy about my perspective. But put one tiny bump in my road and I’m crumbling in frustration.
Love your “focus” gift/reminder and also that awesome dandelion photo. Looks like your focusing brought you a new project? Whatever it is, it’s a very pretty color!
Isn’t it good to be able to get back to something – I think that means we are practicing well, making new habits.
getting back into the “good routines” is hard after enjoying a break from them. (yep, speaking from experience right now!)
Sometimes I need a vacation from my vacation!
Routine is often my friend. It soothes and comforts me. What you have written is so true, that is, it is ok to be unfocused sometimes and that with missteps we learn. Ah – it is a process, at least for me.